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Clarksville, Hugo and a stolen hat! Friday 8-21-2015

Can a children's book REALLY help adults too?
C is for Clarksville on the Cumberland by various artists
This book is a very cool AND informative collaborative effort of local artists from A-Z ! How have I lived here for 20 years and not known these things about our wonderful city!? The first page is “A is for Aviation” and Clarksville native Bill Kershner (1930-2007) is the focus. His Cessna 152 Aerobat is on display at Washington D.C.'s Smithsonian Institute, but there is more to him than that! Go to the children’s section of the library and check this one out Clarksville!
This Week's Fav!
The Invention of Hugo Cabret by Brian Selznick
Being a Caldecott winner you know it has amazing artwork! I wish I could show you the graphite drawings in this book! It’s worth a look at the art itself, even if you don’t want to read it. You really should read it though.
It would be a nice read out loud story for a family with elementary school age children.
A child would need to be 3rd grade or older reading it for themselves. Perhaps an excerpt form the book will tell you whether or not you would be interested in it…
“‘Did you ever notice that all machines are made for some reason? he asked Isabelle… ‘Maybe that’s why a broken machine always makes me a little sad, because it isn’t able to do what it was meant to do.’”
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This Is Not My Hat by Jon Klassen
Cleverly simple book that will teach in the best way, unnoticed!
It’s about wanting (& stealing) something that someone else has. The little fish thinks he has done his dastardly deed without being caught! He hasn’t.
A fun activity to do after reading this book is this.
Two or more can play this game. First, gather small toys or items from kitchen, junk, or sock drawers (approximately 10-20 items, depending on how hard you want the game to be). Then place the items all close together. Everyone sits around the items. One person is chosen to be “It”. All the other players must close their eyes. The “It” person removes one item from the group and hides it behind them or under the table. When the “It” person says, “There is a thief in the room!” all the others can open their eyes. The first one to say,
“The thief has stolen _____” and they are correct, wins and is now the next “It” person. You could play until someone has been “It” 3 times.
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